Great River State Trail
Great River State Traill Overview
Great River State Traill is
a 24 mile rail trail that goes from Medary to Trempealeau, Wisconsin. The Great River Trail occupies the a former railbed of the Chicago-Northwestern railroad. The trail is composed of crushed limestone. The trail has many nicely changing nature areas and farmland, but is still close enough to civilizaation for access to lodging and food. The trail passes through two wildlife refuges: The Upper Mississippi Fish and WildlifeRefuge and the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge.
Other highlights of the trail include the 287 foot steel trestle across the Black River at Lytles Landing and the
Mississippi Flyway. The Mississippi Flyway
is a bird migration region where thousands of use bird species stop during migration. Some of birds that can be seen there include eagles, tundra swans, blue herons, egrets, ducks and white pelicans.
Great River State Traill Links
Great River State Traill Facts
- Surface: Crushed Limestone
Points: Medary, WI / Trempealeau, WI
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